An emerald green landscape and beautiful pink heather hues define the rugged beauty of Scotland and Ireland - home to long-lived myths and legends, bloody battles, grand castles, and the perfect swing. Explore the Celtic heritage and hospitality of Scotland Ireland on this majestic Europe tour package through gorgeous landscapes and dazzling cities.
(Day 1): Arrival in Glasgow
(Day 2): Glasgow Exploration
(Day 3): Venturing to Bowmore, Islay
(Day 4): Cruise Excursion in Bowmore, Islay
(Day 5): Tour of Bowmore, Islay
(Day 6): A One Day Tour of Edinburgh
(Day 7): Visting Inverness
(Day 8): A History Tour in Inverness
(Day 9): Skeabost Exploration Tour
(Day 10): Tour of Fort William
(Day 11): Heading to Cork
(Day 12): Enjoying Fun Time in Cork
(Day 13): Venturing to Knipoch
(Day 14): Knipoch Exploration
(Day 15): Return Back to Glasgow
(Day 16): Departure Back Home
Glasgow, Bowmore, Edinburgh, Inverness, Skeabost, Fort William, Cork, Knipoch
On reaching Glasgow, you are met by your private guide at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel. In the afternoon, embark on an introductory tour of the city accompanied by your private guide.
Today morning, head out to explore the street art of Glasgow accompanied by your private guide, wandering through the central areas of the city to uncover the bold, bright and innovative artwork which decorates various buildings and walls. Later in the afternoon, make your way to Tennent's Brewery for a shared tour and tasting experience.
Today, you’ll be driven to the west coast and then board your ferry across to the island of Islay. Along the way to the coast, you’ll be driven via Loch Fyne, famous for its outstanding salmon. The ferry will take you across to Islay, and then to your waterside hotel.
Visit the American Monument all by yourselves today, before heading to Ardbeg Distillery for a shared tour and tasting. Later in the afternoon, embark on a shared wildlife cruise boat to explore the coastline accompanied by a local captain, keeping an eye out for, dolphins, seals, seabirds, and porpoise.
Get ready to visit the Kildalton Cross today which is one of the finest early Christian crosses in Scotland. It is carved intricately with Celtic designs and Christian motifs. Afterward, make your way to Laphroaig Distillery for a shared tour of the distillery. Later, you’ll be driven to Port Charlotte to explore the Museum of Islay Life, then visit Kilchoman, Islay's latest distillery, located on a farm. Here enjoy a shared tour and tasting.
This morning, you're met by your private guide for a walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town. Later, explore Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket area to get the vibe of this beautiful city.
Afterward, step back in time by visiting the mysterious 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel. Wander around the maze-like ruins of the royal residence and military base of Linlithgow Palace, admire the dark and distinct Blackness Castle located on the Firth of Forth, and learn about the historical and artistic significance of the extravagant country manor of Hopetoun House.
Today, you’ll be visiting Inverness accompanied by your guide by way of Scone Palace. The guide walks you through one of the most historic and stately homes of Scotland while pointing out and bringing to life small details of the palace's wide private collection. Uncover the treasures housed at Scone Palace and get to learn about the significance of the Stone of Scone. End the afternoon meandering around the grounds and gardens and witnessing the resident peacocks before finishing your journey in the far north town of Inverness.
Spend time today in Loch Ness with guides who share enchanting tales of the mythical history of Scotland, including the Loch Ness Monster. You can witness the ruins of Urquhart Castle from the loch while relishing Scottish whiskeys and cheeses.
Today, leave the mysterious waters of Loch Ness behind for the magnificent beauty of the Isle of Skye. En route, take in the splendor of Eilean Donan Castle, which is said to be one of the most beautiful and most photographed castles in the country. After taking in this iconic sight, continue your journey to Dunvegan Castle for a tour of a castle which is still in use today. Later, enjoy a boat ride on the surrounding loch to witness the playful local seals.
Explore the beauty of the Isle of Skye today with your guide, who takes you to the most picturesque areas of Skye including Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr, and the Quiraing. Board the ferry to Mallaig before continuing on further to Fort William, where you will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night in the 19th-century Inverlochy Castle.
Discover the stunning scenic area of Glen Etive. Your guide brings you down today to the narrow, remote road, where the landscape constantly morphs. Make sure to keep an eye out for the local wildlife, such as otters, red deer, and eagles. After relishing the scenery, set out to be driven to Glasgow airport for your short flight to Cork, Ireland.
Spend the morning today at Blarney Castle, which is a quintessential Irish castle. You can join other tourists in kissing the Blarney Stone for good luck and spend some time meandering the gardens. Continue your journey on to the charming fishing village of Cobh. Here, embark on a leisurely walking tour with your guide who will recount the history and the lives of those on the ill-fated Titanic.
Board the ferry back to the mainland, and then head towards Oban, exploring the medieval stone circles of Kilmartin Glen along the way. Later in the afternoon, embark on a speedboat to board a wildlife boat trip around the coast and tiny islands around Oban.
Today get ready to explore the castles, lochs and mountain scenery of Argyll accompanied by your private guide, driving in a 4x4 vehicle to offer you the best views. Visit the ruins of Kilchurn Castle and stop inside Inveraray Castle, which is still lived in by the Duke of Argyll and his family.
This morning, get ready to be driven to Loch Lomond. Upon arrival, pick up your rental bikes and cycle down the western shore to the lovely village of Luss. This is an amazing place to explore or enjoy lunch before you board the boat taking you and your bicycle back up the loch to your car. Continue onwards your journey to the outskirts of Glasgow, where you'll stay in a castle hotel situated within close proximity to the airport.
Return to the airport this morning to fly back home.
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